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Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

August 12, 2020

This is an EXCELLENT article on why colored pool plaster turns white, reprinted with permission from onBalance August 2020. Having a […]

The gas cost to run a pool heater

The gas cost to run a pool heater

June 26, 2020

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2020? I last published this article in 2012. Gas […]

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

May 30, 2020

Suction Side Pool Cleaners. Let’s be very clear: I am not a fan. Why? Because in our area they don’t […]

SMUD pool pump rebate program ending May 31, 2020

SMUD pool pump rebate program ending May 31, 2020

May 1, 2020

If you are thinking about installing a variable speed pool pump and SMUD is your electricity provider, do so before […]

Voted Best Pool Service in Folsom & El Dorado Hills

Voted Best Pool Service in Folsom & El Dorado Hills

November 30, 2019

We are honored to announce that once again Mike the Poolman has been voted the Best Pool Service in Folsom […]

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

April 9, 2019

When is it time to open the swimming pool solar system for the swim season? I’m asked this question every […]

Pool light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

Pool light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

July 31, 2018

 Have you ever tried to hire a pool professional to change the pool light bulb in your pool? Have you […]

NEWS FLASH: SMUD to reduce variable speed pool pump rebate from $350 to $250 effective September 1, 2018

NEWS FLASH: SMUD to reduce variable speed pool pump rebate from $350 to $250 effective September 1, 2018

July 30, 2018

I just found out SMUD is reducing their variable speed pool rebate from $350 to $250 on September 1. I […]

Pool Care Tips – Secrets & Tips from a Pool Pro, part 2

Pool Care Tips – Secrets & Tips from a Pool Pro, part 2

February 25, 2018

part 1 of this 2 part article can be found here  Pool Service is all about consistency Every one of […]

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

January 29, 2018

There are few things more rewarding than sitting by your pool on a hot summer day… and few things more aggravating […]

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